Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Watercolour wash birthday

In my family the birthdays and anniversaries are fairly clustered together, there are three groups really, one that runs from the end of July to the first week of September, a smaller group within 3 weeks of October and another cluster from the beginning of December through to 4th February.
If I were to buy cards which I don't there is never much choice during the winter months, I guess in the card industry they think people don't have birthdays during the months leading up to Christmas, and as shops start Christmas earlier and earlier need I say more.

I tried to play with some distress inks and have a go at a water colour wash and make a warm graduated effect, mainly as they are my mums colours, she love autumn.

I also used the memory box chrysanthemum die  corner  as mum also loves the flower.I cut 2 in gold mirri card and placed in the corners of my painted card.

I added a gold mirri card butterfly in the centre and a sprinkling of gold sequins.

I cheated with the sentiments and used peel-off stickers in gold in the corners to balance the card. Hope mum likes it.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Animal friends -halloween/autumn
(hope a butterfly counts for an animal)

HLS - anything goes with dies

fab n funky - fabulous flowers

create and makes - anything goes optional use a die


Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So pretty, your water colored background and those shiny gold die cuts! Thanks so much, Julye for playing along with us at HLS!

Esther said...

This is a gorgeous card! Such warm, vibrant colours and eye catching gold. Love it! Your mum will be thrilled to receive this. Just for future reference, at Less is More we're a clean and simple challenge blog, so we do like to see some empty space, and we have a maximum of 5 challenge entries including ours. Glad you shared this beauty with us this time anyway - it's stunning :)

Amy Seigler said...

Beautiful watercolored background! Love the gold dies they really do just stand out on the background. Thanks for playing with us at HLS!

Susan said...

Your mum will love this. So pretty. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

The Little Stamper said...

A beautiful card and I love your paint techniques.

Thanks for sharing at Fab n Funky.

Sharon x

Pat K said...

Very pretty background on this lovely card. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K x

Elizabeth said...

This is so beautiful! I love your gold die-cut butterflies and flowers and the water color background!

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